Sweet Sugary Bliss

I’ve got some bad habits.  The one I am talking about today is my addiction to sugar.

I tried to quit sugar a couple of months ago,  I bought the sugar-free recipe book, threw out the chocolate syrup, finished off my maple syrup (hey I buy the premium maple syrup!) and even bought Stevia.  And coconut milk to cook with.  And Cocao – which is like cocoa but less processed (and sugar-free).  I proudly made my first (and last) batch of sugar-free granola.

It.Was.Disgusting.

Like wearing a parka in a snowstorm with a huge hole in the back.  Something critical was missing.  Something magical and wonderful and delicious.  I optimistically froze some, and then after about a day of a brutal inner war (or a few hours anyway) I dumped the granola on a big bowl of ice-cream.  With chocolate chips.  And whip cream.  I WISH that were an exaggeration for comedic affect.  Sadly, it is all too true.  So is the fact I bought Toblerone’s at Costco ‘for Christmas gifts’.  HA.  I am the master of self-deluding lies.  I had a Toblerone a day all this week.  Except for today.  And like the addict I am, my body is screaming for it’s dopamine hit.  #Must.Bake.Cookies.

I did switch to Cheerios – it has the least amount of sugar grams of all the breakfast cereal’s I looked at.  (Not counting the straight bran stuff…ew).  I think maybe if I stop putting sprinkles on top I may be on to something.

Our goal as an average human is something like 6 TEASPOONS of sugar daily.  There are about 58 grams of sugar in one Toblerone bar – every four grams is a teaspoon…calculator please…about 14 teaspoons of sugar.  Ugh.   Ignorance is sweet, sweet sugary bliss.  Excuse me while I drown my sorrows in the left-over chocolate frosting from Bill’s birthday in April.  Girl’s gotta have her fix…

Published by @thatpluckygirl

East coast Canadian native A.D Yeh received her bachelor's degree in psychology and literature from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, Canada. She is a staunch advocate for writers and literacy/learning with her online writing community at DIYMFA.com. She also teaches a love of creative gardening to pre-k kids in her physical community. She writes a regular column about how poetry can change the world. (https://diymfa.com/reading/poetry-can-change-the-world) She lives with her husband, two lovely human children, and two cranky fur babies near Houston, Texas. You can check her out on Insta - @thatpluckygirl - or her website, www.thepluckycanadian.com

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